Charged with teaching more than 500 students in two excellent buildings—a K-6 Elementary School and a 7-12 Junior/Senior High School—Harlem Public Schools is one of the largest employers in Blaine County. We have 61 certified staff members and 36 classified staff members, which translates into an excellent Student-to-Teacher Ratio. We also boast a technologically rich environment and all students have access to computers.

The community of Harlem, Montana, is located between Havre and Malta in the scenic Milk River Valley. Close to the Little Rocky and Bears Paw mountains, we’re a farming and ranching community only 45 miles from the Canadian Border. We’re also close to Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, and a large number of our students live there. These students and their parents are extremely proud of their Native American Heritage.

There are many cultural events to attend throughout the year, including many Pow-Wow’s. Harlem High is the site of the only Seed Show left in Montana. The seed show is an agricultural fair occurs annually. Harlem abounds in wide-open country and big skies with excellent hunting and fishing and is a great place to live.



  • New teachers start at year 5 on the pay scale: $41,930.
  • 4% raise for 2021-22 school year.
  • $2,000 signing bonus: $1,000 in September of 1st year and $1,000 in September of 2nd
  • Moving expenses up to $1,000 may be considered.
  • Premium Health Coverage: District will contribute up to $1,050 per month.
  • Coaching and tutoring opportunities.
  • 13 days of discretionary leave per year.
  • School district housing may be available.
  • Join us and be a Wildcat!

2019-2022 Certified CBA                             2019-2022 Classified CBA

Harlem School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our latest job openings are posted below. Click here to learn how to contact us directly.


Click on the below links to download an Application Form:
Administration Application
Certified Application
Classified/Substitute Application
Montana Veteran’s Preference Application


We ask that all Applicants please fill out the Applicants Rights & Consent to Fingerprint Form.

Click here to access that form & mail it to the following address:
Harlem Public Schools
Attn: Michelle Sears
PO Box 339
Harlem, MT 59526



All persons interested in coaching positions for Harlem Schools must first complete a Coaching Application which includes a fingerprint/background check.

If the applicant has a ‘clean’ background check, their application will be presented to the Coaching Committee for review. If they are approved by the Coaching Committee, their names will be presented to the Board for a recommendation to become part of the coaching pool.

All coaching pool candidates that have not coached for the District in the past year will be subject to updating their application information, including but not limited to their fingerprint/ background check. (A current letter of interest should include all areas of coaching desired.)

Harlem Public Schools is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Click here to apply for a Coaching Position.

Currently Active Positions

CONTACT PERSON: Michelle Sears, Adm. Asst. | 406-353-2289 | PO Box 339 | Harlem, MT 59526

Jr/Sr High School Librarian

Effective:  2021-2022 School Year

Requirements: District Application, Letter of Interest, Proper Montana Certification, Official Transcripts, Current Resume, Three Reference Letters, and Pass a Background Check

Salary: CBA

Closing Date: Until Filled

HS Asst Girls Basketball Coach
JH Girls Basketball Coach
2 HS Asst. Girls Wrestling Coaches
HS Head Tennis Coach
Asst. Tennis Coach
2 JH Track Coaches

Effective:  2021-2022 School Year

Requirements: District Application and Background Check

Salary: CBA

Closing Date: Until Filled

Elementary, Jr/Sr High School Paraprofessionals
And Part-Time Paraprofessionals

Effective:  2021-2022 School Year

Requirements: District Application, Transcripts with 60 semester credits or higher, if no transcripts must be able to pass Harlem Schools highly Qualified Assessment and meet District age requirement (21 years of age). Must be able to pass a background check.

Salary: $17.46 D.O.E. for Para II (60 Semester Credits)

Closing Date: Until Filled

Substitute Bus Drivers
Substitute Custodians

Effective:  2020-2021 School Year

Requirements: District Application, Current CDL with “S” Bus Endorsement, First Aide/CPR, DOT Physical, Pre-Employment Drug Screen and Background Check.

Sub Custodians need District App and background check.

Salary:$17.70 – Substitute Drivers
$15.34 – Custodian Substitutes

Closing Date: Until Filled

Substitute Teacher

Effective:  2020-2021 School Year

Requirements: District Application and background check.

Salary: Hourly

Closing Date: Until Filled